Murray Bridge gallery’s art competition illustrates young talent around SA
The Youth Art Prize encourages young people around the state to express their views and explore their creative aspirations.
The Youth Art Prize is back, promoting up-and-coming artists around SA.
A collaboration between Murray Bridge Regional Gallery and the Station, the event is being held for its 14th year.
Gallery director Fulvia Mantelli said the competition offered young people a unique opportunity to explore and showcase their talents.
“The Youth Art Prize is a platform for young people to express their views about collective and personal experiences, and aims to empower them to pursue their creative aspirations,” Ms Mantelli said.
“Pop into the gallery for a visit, check out the amazing talent on display and cast your vote for the people’s choice awards.
“Voting is only available on site, so swing by and support your favourite young artists today.”
An artist, writer and teen programs officer at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Bernadette Klavins, will judge the works.
The best compassionate depiction of an animal will be chosen by the co-founders and patrons of Murraylands Animal Welfare Watch, Karen and Ruby Eckermann.
A prize of $1000 will go to the best piece overall, while $400 will be awarded to the winner of each category.
Entrants were divided into four age categories of 12-14, 15-17, 18-20 and 21-25.
Winners will be announced at a free closing celebration at Murray Bridge Regional Gallery on Sunday, November 13 from 2-4pm.
Bookings are essential.
Vote for your favourite artwork: Visit the gallery before 2pm on Sunday, November 13.
Book for the closing event: Visit eventbrite.com or call the gallery on 8539 1420.
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